Social media is an incredibly dynamic environment. Terms like “friend” and “influencer” are no longer adequate.
A deeper understanding of consumer needs and motivations is the key to unlocking a real understanding of social media and its users.
Social networks are becoming powerful hubs of interconnected communities but it’s not just people that are connecting in the social media space.
There is huge demand for a more social and interactive relationships with brands.
Almost half of the Active Internet Universe has already joined a brand community.
These communities are also clearly having a huge benefit to the brands involved, driving brand loyalty, endorsement and sales.
However, understanding the nature of social demand for each consumer, category and market is the key to creating a successful social media experience.